Combining Prototyping Solutions to Solve Hardware/ Software Integration Challenges
Publication: EE Times EDA Designline
December 13, 2011 -- Recognizing the importance of software, the electronics industry has accepted the fact that system development without prototyping is too risky, and today most companies demand the use of prototyping prior to silicon tapeout. There are, however, several different types of prototypes that allow hardware/ software integration and debugging. In addition, different users within a design team have potentially different needs for prototype capabilities. Just exactly what type of prototype to choose is not always 100% clear, and the multitude of choices can make it hard for design teams to find the right combination of prototypes to support their needs.
By Frank Schirrmeister. (Schirrmeister is with Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
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